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Dark Souls II is a 3D Action RPG developed by FromSoftware Inc. and was released in March 2014. Three DLC episodes (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Iron King & Crown of the Ivory King) were released in July, August and September 2014 respectively. A re-release for Current-Gen consoles and PC called '''[//speedsouls.com/Dark_Souls_II:_Scholar_of_the_First_Sin Scholar of the First Sin]''' was released on April 3rd 2015.
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The game is available for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, and is the sequel to Dark Souls.
  
== Categories ==
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==Leaderboard==
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<code>'''[//speedsouls.com/darksouls2:Leaderboard Dark Souls II Leaderboard]'''</code>
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==Getting Started==
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*Visit the '''[[:Category:Glitch_(Dark_Souls_II)|Glitches and Skips]]''' page to find a list of Glitches and Skips in '''[[Dark Souls II]]'''
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==Categories==
  
 
*'''[[darksouls2:Any%25]]''': Defeating the end boss and triggering the ending cutscene. Done on Patch Version 1.02.
 
*'''[[darksouls2:Any%25]]''': Defeating the end boss and triggering the ending cutscene. Done on Patch Version 1.02.
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*'''[[darksouls2:All Bosses No DLC]]''': Finishing the game and defeating every enemy that is considered a boss (health bar at the bottom of the screen), excluding all three DLC episodes. Done on Patch Version 1.02.
 
*'''[[darksouls2:All Bosses No DLC]]''': Finishing the game and defeating every enemy that is considered a boss (health bar at the bottom of the screen), excluding all three DLC episodes. Done on Patch Version 1.02.
  
== World Records ==
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==Timing Rules==
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Because of significant discrepancies in load times on all the platforms, the official run time is counted using '''RTA no load''' which is displayed at all times during any Dark Souls II speedrun. This timing method only counts loading screens and strictly loading screens unlike the other games, be very aware of that.
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*The timer '''starts''' the during the loading screen right after hitting New Game, and before the first cutscene in Things Betwixt.
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*The timer '''stops''' on the first frame of the screen being completely black after killing either Nashandra or Aldia, Scholar of the First Sin, depending on the category being ran.
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==World Records==
  
 
*'''Any%''': {{DS2AnyWR}} by '''{{DS2AnyWRHolder}}''' ({{DS2AnyWRURL}})
 
*'''Any%''': {{DS2AnyWR}} by '''{{DS2AnyWRHolder}}''' ({{DS2AnyWRURL}})
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*'''All Bosses No DLC''': {{DS2ABNoDLCWR}} by '''{{DS2ABNoDLCWRHolder}}''' ({{DS2ABNoDLCWRURL}})
 
*'''All Bosses No DLC''': {{DS2ABNoDLCWR}} by '''{{DS2ABNoDLCWRHolder}}''' ({{DS2ABNoDLCWRURL}})
  
== Tricks ==
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==Utilities and Resources==
 
 
'''Glitches'''
 
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:*'''[[darksouls2:Binoboost]]''': Allows the player to run at higher speeds than normally attainable by rolling and attacking while zoomed in with the binoculars. Fixed in Patch 1.04.
 
:*'''[[darksouls2:Parrywalk]]''': Allows the player to walk on air and go OoB at almost any place and circumvent many obstacles in the game by rolling and riposting an enemy at the same time. Fixed in Patch 1.04.
 
:*'''[[darksouls2:Item_Dupe]]''': Allows the infinite use of items that do not have a confirmation box. (Fixed in Patch 1.04?)
 
'''Sequence Breaks'''
 
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:*'''Aerie Jump''': Skips most of the running in Dragon Aerie. Done at the end of the hanging bridge that bypasses the first dragon.
 
:*'''Giant Lord Jump''': Skips the King's gate in Forest of Fallen Giants. Done from the outside area next to Cardinal bonfire.
 
:*'''Harvest Valley Gate Skip''': Skips opening the gate to the mines in Harvest Valley. At the top of the ladder, jump out of bounds to the right and drop down on the other side of the rock.
 
:*'''Wall Firebombing''': Allows the player to blow up the wall in Forest of Fallen Giants from the bonfire's side. Done by going right against the wall and aiming the camera all the way down and throwing the firebomb.
 
  
== Helpful Tools ==
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*'''[[darksouls2:Downpatching]]'''
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*'''[[SpeedSouls - Save Organizer]]'''
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*'''[//speedsouls.com/File:No_Babyjump_Mod.zip No Babyjump Mod (Cheat Engine Table)]'''
  
*[[SpeedSouls - Save Organizer]]
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==External Resources==
  
== External Resources ==
 
*[//mega.nz/#!tgxjUTDI!HporfsAMBiZqthVct301ejaaHOZzLCK4BFA_CszPo_U Files for Version 1.02, Calibration 1.05]
 
*[//www.speedrunslive.com/faq/glossary/ Speedrun Glossary] on SpeedRunsLive
 
*[//www.reddit.com/r/DarkSouls2/comments/213ilo/speedruns_compilation/ Speedruns Compilation], a list of records for all categories, collected by KantiDono on Reddit (not updated since June 21, 2014)
 
*[//throneofwant.com Throne of Want], Dark Souls II Speedrun Leaderboard (not updated since June, 2014)
 
 
*[//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Souls_II Dark Souls II] at Wikipedia
 
*[//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Souls_II Dark Souls II] at Wikipedia
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*[//www.speedrun.com/darksouls2 Dark Souls II Leaderboards] at speedrun.com
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*[https://github.com/floelm/DS2BabyJumpMod No Babyjump Mod (Executable)]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:35, 1 August 2019

Dark Souls II is a 3D Action RPG developed by FromSoftware Inc. and was released in March 2014. Three DLC episodes (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Iron King & Crown of the Ivory King) were released in July, August and September 2014 respectively. A re-release for Current-Gen consoles and PC called Scholar of the First Sin was released on April 3rd 2015. The game is available for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, and is the sequel to Dark Souls.

Leaderboard

Dark Souls II Leaderboard

Getting Started

Categories

  • Any%: Defeating the end boss and triggering the ending cutscene. Done on Patch Version 1.02.
  • Any% Current Patch: Same as Any%, but without abusing methods to go OoB or using Binoboost.
  • Any% Old Souls (Current Patch): Triggering the end credits after obtaining the 4 Great Souls, no OoB/BB.
  • All Bosses: Finishing the game and defeating every enemy that is considered a boss (health bar at the bottom of the screen), including all three DLC episodes.
  • All Bosses No DLC: Finishing the game and defeating every enemy that is considered a boss (health bar at the bottom of the screen), excluding all three DLC episodes. Done on Patch Version 1.02.

Timing Rules

Because of significant discrepancies in load times on all the platforms, the official run time is counted using RTA no load which is displayed at all times during any Dark Souls II speedrun. This timing method only counts loading screens and strictly loading screens unlike the other games, be very aware of that.


  • The timer starts the during the loading screen right after hitting New Game, and before the first cutscene in Things Betwixt.
  • The timer stops on the first frame of the screen being completely black after killing either Nashandra or Aldia, Scholar of the First Sin, depending on the category being ran.

World Records

Utilities and Resources

External Resources